School Sport: Cup cheer for Coopers athletes
PUBLISHED: 11:30 15 October 2015
Cross-country squads book spots at regional finals
Coopers Coborn pupils came out on top in three out of four events at the Cross-Country Cup, the first round of the National Schools’ Cup, at Blackshots
Abigail Ives on the junior girls’ race, as Alice Brown (8th), Poppy Ellis (9th), Hannah Panchal (11th), Alice Atkins (14th) and Ava Poulson (16th) helped secure first place in the team event.
Alex Ford took individual honours in the junior boys’ race, with Josh McGill (4th), Henry Lay (5th), Ben Naish (7th), Bradley James (11th) and Dom Jarvis (12th) ensuring another Coopers success in the team standings.
And the intermediate girls completed a hat-trick of team wins, thanks to Katie Mitchell (3rd), Sophie Rand (4th), Rebecca Brown (11th), Rosie Brown (14th), Chloe Morter (18th) and Robyn Hodges (19th).
Tom Keevil finished second in the intermediate boys’ race, with Ben Enye (6th), Harry Jones (7th), Dan McGill (12th), Oliver Woods (14th) and Dan Hawkes (34th) bringing the Coopers squad home in second overall.
Assistant head Mark Duncan said: “It was a brilliant team performance overall with so many students applying superb grit and determination, with a growth mindset, to finish in the highest position possible.
“These results are due to the commitment to training, at both school and club, shown by the students with many making significant improvements already this season.
“All teams are now through to the regional finals on Saturday November 7 in St Albans and we wish them the very best of luck!”